Where’s the blood?

Every time a new state was considering the passage of a concealed carry law, what did we hear?

The blood will run in the streets!

Every time a new state has passed so-called “stand your ground” laws that protect those who use lawful lethal self defense, what have we heard?

The blood will run in the streets!

Now victimization apologist Dan Simpson suggests:

The disarmament process would begin after the initial three-month amnesty. Special squads of police would be formed and trained to carry out the work. Then, on a random basis to permit no advance warning, city blocks and stretches of suburban and rural areas would be cordoned off and searches carried out in every business, dwelling, and empty building. All firearms would be seized. The owners of weapons found in the searches would be prosecuted: $1,000 and one year in prison for each firearm.

Clearly, since such sweeps could not take place all across the country at the same time. But fairly quickly there would begin to be gun-swept, gun-free areas where there should be no firearms. If there were, those carrying them would be subject to quick confiscation and prosecution. On the streets it would be a question of stop-and-search of anyone, even grandma with her walker, with the same penalties for “carrying.”

Our favorite quote is conspicuous by its absence.

Those who would deprive us of our right to use justified lethal self defense–against criminals both civilian and government–seem to believe that simply carrying a gun against the possibility of being forced to use it in self defense, will cause “blood to run in the streets.”

And yet they seem, by their silence, to believe that mass confiscation of said guns will not “cause blood to run in the streets.”

Mr. Simpson, I sincerely fear that if your suggestion came to pass, blood would indeed run in the streets.

I fear this, deeply.

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